Sounds ridiculous, but frankly is it anymore absurd than any other leftist “Identity Politics” initiative.
from Daily Political Newswire:
Michigan Approves America’s First ‘Gay Credit Union’
Welcome to America, where sexual orientation now apparently affects your financial status.
On Monday, Michigan became the first state to approve a charter to create a credit union for LGBT customers. It is set to begin early next year.
Superbia Credit Union is set to offer services for the LGBT community that they claim is outside of the norm when it comes to traditional banks. For example, Superbia Services Inc. founder Myles Meyers said they will be offering loans for transgender people who are in the process of transitioning.
“As the world’s only LGBTQ profit-for-purpose provider, Superbia is here to force the needed systemic change in banking, insurance and healthcare and install a new paradigm in funding LGBTQ social equality,” Meyers wrote on LinkedIn.
“I can walk into a bank or credit union and apply for a loan or credit card or savings accounts and frankly, no problem,” he added, “If I walked in to the same institution with my husband, we can come across different responses and welcome. And this is where it all starts to change for the community.”
But it’s still legal to discriminate against LGBT consumers in most U.S. states, and research shows that gay couples face hurdles in banking regardless of geography. Same-sex couples are less likely to be approved for a loan, for example, and when they are, they pay more for the financing.